Olympian Laura Deas weds Richard Green with Team GB's Lizzy Yarnold as bridesmaid
Laura Deas weds Richard Green after meeting six years ago (Picture: PA / Getty)

Laura Deas has tied the knot with her long-term boyfriend Richard Green.

The 29-year-old Olympian won a bronze medal in the skeleton at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

She was first introduced to her new hubby six years ago by teammate Lizzy Yarnold, who served as a bridesmaid at the wedding.

The couple said their vows on 2 June at St Mary the Virgin church in Herefordshire, and were joined by 160 guests including Team GB teammates Dom Parsons and Jerry Rice.

Speaking to Hello magazine the bride revealed: My wedding was a lot less pressure than the Olympics but it was the most important day of my life. It was lovely to have (Lizzy) there, I wouldnt have wanted to do it without her.

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Lauras BFF and teammate Lizzy Yarnold served as a bridesmaid (Picture: PA)

Richard also spoke to the publication and confessed that Lizzy had a key role in helping the couple first get together.

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He said: She was being quite cheeky and probing whether I was seeing anyone. I said I was interested in someone but didnt think it was reciprocated and she said, in a knowing way, “I think you should stick with it.”

Laura added to his comment: I played very hard to get and Lizzy kept giving Rich moral support. I was very focused on trying to make my mark in skeleton and I wasnt really in that headspace to start a relationship.

However, once the season was over and they had both returned to the UK, it appeared they finally got together, and havent looked back since.

Olympian Laura Deas weds Richard Green with Team GB's Lizzy Yarnold as bridesmaid
Laura apparently banned her friend from making a speech (Picture: Getty Images)

Yarnold and Deas made history on as they claimed gold and bronze, becoming first pair of British athletes to stand on the same Winter Olympics podium.

At the time of their win, Lizzy spoke to Omnisport and couldnt contain their excitement for Lauras wedding.

She said: Lauras said that I cant make a speech. Shes banned me from making a speech.

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But the bridesmaids dresses are gorgeous. I cant wait to help Laura on her special day. She will look amazing.

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